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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year FT

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Details of up to date course fee can be found here: website

  • Last Updated

    29 October 2019

The MSc in Dental Technology has been designed to provide a progression from the fundamentals to more advanced topics and finally on to dissertation. 

The course provides a range of generic transferable skills including tuition of basic study skills such as essay writing, referencing, and searching literature. The School also provides personal academic and pastoral support to all students.

Aims and objectives

Overall Aims

  • To promote independent critical knowledge and understanding of Dental Technology
  • To develop student's understanding of the major dental problems that present themselves to dental technicians and to be able to systematically address them
  • To enable dental professionals to develop skills in dental technology and dental materials science and apply them to their practice of dental technology
  • Develop a pathway for students to be able to achieve independence in Research in dental technology and dental materials
  • To enable students to understand and undertake research using a technological perspective and to apply key findings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of dental biomaterials
  • An ability to critically analyse and assess individual cases and develop practical solutions to provide dental appliances
  • Thorough understanding and ability to undertake research and apply key findings to the practice of dental technology


Subjects covered include:

  • Dental Technology
  • Dental Materials Science
  • Research Problems and Approaches
  • Introduction to Digital Dentistry and Dental Manufacturing
  • Dental Laboratory Governance
  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Research Project

Assessment Methods

  • Summative and formative assessment in the form of essays and oral presentations
  • Examinations including OSPE (Objective Structured Practical Examination)
  • Research Dissertation

Teaching Methods

  • Staff-led seminars
  • Student-led seminars
  • Lectures
  • Hands-on demonstration and discussion

Important Note

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information provided. This University can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it’s up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or students numbers. In the event of any change we will consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Programme Leader

Dr David Patrick

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Please submit the following with your application:

  • Degree certificate (including translation)
  • University transcript (including translation)
  • 2 references
  • Supporting statement. This should detail why you applied for this course
  • English language certificate (as detailed in our 'Entry Requirements' tab)

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Visit the MSc Dental Technology page on the University of Sheffield website for more details!





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